Bryan Ives is senior counsel in Alston & Bird’s Corporate & Business Transactions Group. He previously served on the firm’s management committee, as the firm’s financial partner, and as co-leader of the Corporate & Business Transactions Group. Bryan has deep experience in a wide range of areas, including mergers and acquisitions, private equity, taxation, and corporate governance.
Bryan began his career as a tax lawyer and is a member of the American College of Tax Counsel. Using his tax background as a platform, he works with private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies to design creative and tax efficient structures for their acquisition, financing, and exit transactions. His clients have included pioneers in cellular, paging, and satellite telecommunications, and more recently, leaders in the internet, online marketing, software, alternative investment, financial advisory, and fiber optic cable industries.
Bryan is listed in Super Lawyers magazine, Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business and The Best Lawyers in America© under corporate law. Bryan received his J.D. degree with highest honors from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he was articles editor of the North Carolina Law Review and a member of the Order of the Coif. Bryan has an undergraduate degree with honors in business administration from UNC-Chapel Hill, where he majored in accounting.